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daveg

06:20PM | 11/01/04
Member Since: 03/01/03
22 lifetime posts
When piecing in drywall (replaced a sliding door with a window), what is the best way to finish seams when the indented sides don't meet? Should I carve down corners a bit or will everything look OK after finishing? Thanks!

Amcdonald

06:05AM | 11/04/04
Member Since: 10/17/04
54 lifetime posts
Why are there indented sides? The window frame should be flush with your wall.

dgalenski

08:34AM | 11/04/04
Member Since: 01/02/03
31 lifetime posts
I probably didn't explain too well. When you buy drywall, all 4 sides are "indented" for what I assume is for the taping and mudding to come out flush. What do you do when you have to butt up two pieces that were cut and don't have "indented" sides? Does that make sense?????

daveg

03:08PM | 11/28/04
Member Since: 03/01/03
22 lifetime posts
any help??????? anyone???????

alpat

01:26AM | 12/04/04
Member Since: 11/28/01
6 lifetime posts
Tape the joint where the 2 pieces of drywall come together. Apply mud first along the joint line, apply the tape and smooth out with a wide flexible putty knife. Let dry overnight and go back with the putty knife scrape any obvious high points. Apply another coat of mud going further out using a wider trowel. The idea is to feather out the taping job so that there is a smooth transition from the original drywall over the tape job to the other original drywall. Takes a lot of finesse and practice. Sand the finish job, again looking for the smooth transition. Good Luck

carl21l

07:13PM | 12/04/04
Member Since: 03/21/04
171 lifetime posts
you will get a better joint if you use the mesh tape on a butt joint as if does not require as much material buildup as the paper tape. it is necessary to feather the joint at least 6-8 inches on each side if the seam so that the joint is not readily discernable

JMHO

Carl


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